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Nearly three-quarters of female journalists have faced online violence, study finds | Poynter

By Al Tompkins
May 4, 2021

A UNESCO-commissioned global study of online violence against female journalists draws on more than 900 responses from journalists in 125 countries and shows what too many of you have experienced: an increasing number and intensity of social media attacks on female journalists.

Nearly three-quarters (73%) of the survey respondents identifying as women said they had experienced online violence.

This study is truly worth your time. Do not think for a moment it is limited to journalists working on conflict zones. Based on the conversations that my wife (a therapist) and I have had while doing stress and trauma work with journalists in markets big and small and on all media platforms, I suspect you will find similar results in almost any newsroom.

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Source: Nearly three-quarters of female journalists have faced online violence, study finds | Poynter

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